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There's still so much to do...


I borrowed this meme from Palma -- thanks so much! It's just the thing for a February Blogger! It also reminds me of the long list of things I must still do.

BTW, I've marked those things that I've done with an asterisk *.

*Started your own blog
*Slept under the stars
Played in a band
Visited Hawaii
Watched a meteor shower
*Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland/world
*Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo

Bungee jumped (that'll never happen)
*Visited Paris
*Watched a lightning storm at sea
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Adopted a child
*Had food poisoning (on my first visit to Rome, no less!)
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
*Seen the Mona Lisa in France (Paris, to be specific)
Slept on an overnight train
*Had a pillow fight

*Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
*Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
*Gone skinny dipping
*Been to a Broadway show in NY
*Ran a marathon
Been in three states at once (only if we're discussing states of being)
*Ridden in a gondola in Venice (how about a vaporetto?)
*Seen a total eclipse

Hit a home run
Been on a cruise
*Seen Niagra Falls in person (It ain't all that!)
Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
Seen an Amish community (Would a Hutterite colony count?)
*Taught yourself a new language
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
*Gone rock climbing
*Seen Michelangelo’s David

*Sung karaoke
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Visited Africa
*Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted
Gone deep sea fishing
*Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
*Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

*Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
*Kissed in the rain
*Played in the mud
Been to Grace Kelley’s grave in Monaco
*Gone to a drive-in
Been in a movie
*Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Taken a martial arts class
Swam in the Mediterranean Sea

*Visited Russia
*Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout cookies
*Gone whale watching
*Gotten flowers for no reason
*Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi concentration camp
Bounced a cheque
*Saved a favorite childhood toy

*Visited the Lincoln Memorial
*Eaten caviar
Pieced a quilt
*Stood in Times Square
Toured the Everglades
Been fired from a job
*Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
*Broken a bone
*Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in person

Published a book
*Visited the Vatican
*Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem
*Had your picture in the newspaper
Read the entire Bible
*Visited the White House
Killed and prepared my own meat (if I did, it was an accident)
*Had chickenpox
Saved someone’s life

Sat on a jury
*Met someone famous
*Joined a book club
*Lost a loved one
Had a baby
Seen the Alamo in person
Swam in the Great Salt Lake (where in the h is that?)
Been involved in a law suit
*Been stung by a bee

Comments (12)


That's quite the list, I may have to try and tackle it sometime myself.

You have really traveled quite a bit! So what bone did you break? And you never sold Girl Scout cookies? Have you bought them? Mmmmm thin mints were my favorite! My guess would be Salt Lake City but I am sure I am wrong.

These things are so much fun to read. So you've never sang a solo but you have sung karaoke? I guess you were in a girl group maybe?!

I have a blog post request, if you're up for it (and it's fine if you aren't), but I'd love to know more about your interview with the Dalai Lama. I love him!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Sandra, and now I've learned even more about you. :) Cool list!

Have a great evening.

This list gets longer and longer every time I see it! LOL

I am impressed that you have run a mrathon. Your art is your writing - surely you perfected that yourself over the years.


Marcia, I feel like a bit of a cheat -- it seemed much faster than coming up with something new!

Girasoli, I broke an ankle when I was young, and I never was a Girl Guide. But you're right, their cookies are great (and lord knows I've bought my share!)

Annie, I felt pretty awe-struck, talking with the Dalai Lama. He gave me a prayer shawl when we were finished and I have to confess I was thrilled!

Thanks for the suggestion, that might make an interesting blog post.

Kathy, I'd be curious to see your list -- I'm sure it would be very interesting.

Jerry, it has gotten to be a monster list, hasn't it!As for my writing, I feel like it's getting worse with my new profession. Maybe it's time for another change.


which total eclipse?

Very interesting list Sandra. I may have to borrow this post one day.
I am impressed that you ran a marathon, and as a blood banker: thank you for donating blood, it goes a long way.
I am so jealous that you saw the Great Wall of China, I'd like to see that one day.


Ditto what Jerry said. What a list! You are a well-traveled woman!

I think the Great Salt Lake is in Utah... like Girasoli said, it must have something to do with Salt Lake City.

I am impressed by all the things you have done and seen! ... from the Great Wall to Mona Lisa!


Hi Kathy! Do you remember this time last year -- I think it was February -- there was a total lunar eclipse in the early evening? I actually went up on the roof of my apartment building and a few neighbors were there as well to watch. It was cold, but clear so we could see the whole thing. It was a bit eerie.

Candi, my marathon career was very short-lived. I ran (with much walking as well) in only one marathon 15 years ago, and after that, running became more and more painful until I had to give it up and switch to cardio with less pounding. But I still have a photo and a mug from the event (as well as back problems!)

Thanks Eden, it does make sense that the Great Salt Lake would be near Salt Lake City!

I have photos (pre-digital camera days) from the Great Wall and I've asked a colleague to scan them for me, so I can do a post. I think climbing on the Great Wall was one of the biggest thrills of my life -- I had never imagined I'd get a chance to do that!


Excellent list! So how many total?


Good god, woman, you've been to Italy 8 million times and you've never been to the Tower of Pisa???? (although I prefer to call it the Tower of Pizza, just to annoy people). An impressive list -- can't hold a candle to it. But I have marked off 4 that you haven't -- watched a meteor shower, walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty, held a lamb, killed and prepared my own meat (but not the lamb, thank goodness).

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